There will be double the prize money for winning floats and double the fun at this year’s ‘Tropic & Exotic’ themed Port Douglas Carnivale Street Parade.

Registrations are now open for floats and walkers to take part in the fun and extravagance and celebrate life in the tropics at the 2020 Carnivale Street Parade on Friday, May 22.

Fun-loving, blinged-up, all-star singing and dancing locals are invited to be a part of this amazing spectacular event showcasing their town’s environment and community pride.

Diversity is encouraged, along with participation by schools, bands, businesses and community organisations and anyone who wants to dress up and dance in the streets.

Paul Smyth, Events Officer at Douglas Shire Council, said this year’s Tropic & Exotic theme provided plenty of scope for creative design and costumes for this much loved community event.

“We encourage participants to let their imaginations go wild – let’s create an entertaining spectacle that celebrates life in Tropical far North Queensland,” Mr Smyth said.

The Best Overall Float will win $2000, and the Best Business Float and Best Community Float will each receive $1000.

“The prize money is just another incentive to take part – the real reward is in the collaboration and community spirit at this hugely popular event, so get your team together and register now.

“It’s all part of bringing the town to life and creating that Carnivale atmosphere and is  just as much fun for those in the parade as the thousands lining the street to watch it.“

The fun begins at 5pm with a free Kids Disco and the parade kicks off at 6.30pm, followed by a dazzling fireworks display at 8pm.

Adding to the atmosphere on the night will be the Wonderland Spiegeltent, the Carnivale Fun Fair and food stalls, and Port Douglas restaurants and bars.

Spiegeltent shows and other events will open on May 15. Parade entries can be submitted online at www.carnivale.com.au and must be registered by Friday, May 15.

For more information or to book your tickets, visit www.carnivale.com.au